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Marc Fraser Davis was an American prominent artist and animator for The Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Disney's Nine Old Men, the famed core group of animators in Walt Disney's animation studio.

While Davis created Tinker Bell and Wendy Darling for Peter Pan, some of the other animated characters Davis mainly designed and animated are Bambi, Thumper, and Flower from Bambi, Br'er Rabbit from Song of the South, Cinderella, Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Aurora and Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, and Cruella De Vil in One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

Davis also played a key role in the creation of many Disneyland attractions, such as the Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Ford Magic Skyway, Carousel of Progress, It's a Small World, Jungle Cruise, Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Country Bear Jamboree, America Sings, and the unbuilt Western River Expedition, as well as creating the characters featured in those attractions.

In 1989, he was named a Disney Legend.[1] He was also the recipient of the much-coveted Mousecar.[2]

Davis died in January 2000; that same month, the Marc Fraser Davis Scholarship Fund was formally established at the California Institute of the Arts.

In 2014, Marc Davis: Walt Disney's Renaissance Man was published by Disney Editions Deluxe, followed by the 2019 publication of the two-volume box set, Marc Davis In His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks.

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Characters animated

Work on Disney Parks

Quotes

  • On Disneyland rides: "We really don't have a story, with a beginning, an end, or a plot. It's more a series of experiences building up to a climax. I call them experience rides."


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